KLANG, Jan 27 — The Sessions Court here today sentenced a man to 1,050 years in jail and 24 strokes of the cane.
Judge Datin M. Kunasundary handed down the sentence after he pleaded guilty to raping his 12-year-old stepdaughter 105 times over a period of two years.
She ordered the accused to serve 10 years in jail and two strokes of the cane for each rape charge, with the sentence to run consecutively from the date of his arrest, Jan 20.
Today’s proceedings took almost five hours after each charge was read out separately.
In passing sentence, Kunasundary said the offence was not only grave, it was abominable and had blighted the child’s future.
“I hope you will repent while in prison. You should not have committed a violent act and although the punishment is minimum, the court feels this is sufficient by taking into account the number of charges against you,” she said.
The unemployed man was charged with committing incest by raping his stepdaughter at a house in Sungai Way, Petaling, Selangor since Jan 5 2018 until Feb 24 2020 under Section 376B of the Penal Code which provides for a jail term of not less than 10 years and not exceeding 30 years, and whipping.
Earlier, Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Qistini Qamarul Abrar urged the court to impose a heavy custodial sentence and the maximum strokes of the cane on the accused, taking into the account the public interest factor.
“The victim, in this case, was 12-years-old when she was first raped by the accused, who then continued to rape her 105 times over a period of two years.
“As as stepfather of the victim, he should have been responsible for protecting the victim but instead he destroyed her self-worth. His action will cause life-long trauma to the victim,” Nurul Qistini, who jointly prosecuted in the case with Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamad Afiq Zuber.
“Incest cases are appalling and condemnable offences and viewed seriously by every level of society, regardless of religion.
“The action of the accused is akin to haruan makan anak (a snakehead fish eating its own fry) and viewed seriously by the general public, which is not just against the law but against religious teachings as well,” said Nurul Qistini, who then urged the court that the sentences run consecutively.
The accused, who was unrepresented, did not appeal with regards to sentencing.
Based on the facts of the case, the victims’ biological parents divorced in 2015 and the mother married the accused in November 2016.
During the incidents, only the victim and the accused were in the house and she had never told anyone of the rapes as the accused had threatened and hit her.
The girl only revealed the incidents after her mother brought her and her younger sister to their aunt’s house.
More Than 20 Million of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 –A total of 20,053,472 individuals or 85.7 per cent of the adult population in the country have completed their COVID-19 vaccination as of yesterday.
Based on the Health Ministry’s data on COVIDNOW, 22,017,043 individuals or 94.1 per cent of the adults in the country have received at least one dose of the vaccine until yesterday.
It also showed 40,206 individuals or 1.3 per cent of the adolescents, comprising those age between 12 and 17, having completed the vaccination as of yesterday.
A total of 310,661 doses of the vaccine were dispensed yesterday, with 190,599 doses as first dose and 148,062 doses to second dose recipients, bringing the number of doses dispensed under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 43,367,580.
PICK was launched on Feb 24 this year to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, a total of 208 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported yesterday (Sept 29), with 68 of them brought in dead (BID), bringing the total death due to the virus in the country to 26,143.
On the total death reported yesterday, only 88 cases were the actual deaths reported for the day, while the rest were backlog cases.
(Video) Witness Dinosaurs Back From Extinction In Sabah, This Is ‘Jurassic Land Kiulu’
Jurrasic Land Kiulu is absolutely a brand new tourism attraction located specifically in Sabah and it is definitely Southeast Asia’s answer to the famous Jurassic Park. This is because the particular family park is actually inspired by the Jurassic Park movie franchise and it is to offer such a unique experience to all the visitors that wanted to come.
The park will feature amazing animatronic dinosaurs placed strategically around the three-acre land to aim for Jurassic Land Kiulu to become the next eco-tourism destination in Sabah. It is managed by Visiont Ventura and the particular park also would boast a cafe, flying zip-line, jumpoline, and also cycle-8 park just for public viewing.
@fanuelabelUntuk kamu yang belum tau, kalau kamu mau cari dinosor carilah di sabah, sini ada🦖 #fyp #jurassiclandkiulu #sabahancrew_fams♬ Welcome to Jurassic World – Michael Giacchino
This dino-themed family attraction will be the talk of Kota Kinabalu as it lies in the Tuaran district. In a matter of fact, Kiulu was finally selected due to the natural environment and also eco-tourism opportunities there. To make things more interesting from the park, all the visitors would have unobstructed views of majestic Mount Kinabalu.
Dinosaurs that are found there:
- Tyrannosaurus Rex
Jurassic Park Kiulu Address:
KM 3.5 Jalan Kiulu Tamparuli
89250 Sabah, Malaysia
1. Weekday Ticket Prices (Adult – RM25, Children & Seniors – RM15)
2. Weekend, Public and School Holidays (Adult – RM35, Children & Seniors – RM25)
3. Annual Pass (Adult – RM150, Children & Seniors – RM100)
Malaysian Ambassador To Lebanon Hands Over Letter of Appointment To President
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — The new Malaysian Ambassador to Lebanon, Azri Mat Yacob, handed over the letter of appointment to the President of the Republic of Lebanon Michel Aoun in a ceremony, yesterday.
During a meeting with the President after handing over the letter, Azri underlined that he will continue to work to further strengthen existing bilateral relations, as well as strengthen cooperation at the international level and trade relations between the two countries.
According to a statement from the Malaysian Embassy in Lebanon sent to Bernama through Wisma Putra, Aoun welcomed the commitment and also expressed his hope that cooperation between the two countries could be further enhanced in the future.
“Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1965 and since then, the two countries have established good and friendly relations.” said the statement.
The Malaysian Embassy in Beirut was opened in 2005 and a total of 850 officers and members of the Malaysian Battalion (MALBATT) were also in Southern Lebanon to maintain peace and carry out the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mission.
Since 2007, the MALBATT team has been involved as one of the peacekeepers to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701.
Azri started his career as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer and served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2001. Prior to his appointment as Malaysian Ambassador to Lebanon, he was the Secretary of the Communications and Public Diplomacy Division, Wisma Putra.
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